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The Complex Nature of Trauma Treatment

By Deborah V. Gross, MD, Psychiatrist at The Ranch Mississippi What we experience early in life can influence our future responses. A psychologically traumatic event from your past may impact how you think, feel, and behave today. That’s how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops. While addiction is an illness of the brain, PTSD is more…

man thinking about what is depression

What Is Depression?

When people talk about depression, they are often referring to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). This is one of the most common types of depression, but there are many other types. While the symptoms of each type overlap significantly, the difference pertains to a variety of factors. These factors include such things as severity of symptoms,…

women and trauma relationship

Women and Trauma

Women are twice as likely to develop PTSD as men are. This may occur because women are also more likely to have sexual trauma both as children and as adults. Sexual trauma is an extremely adverse and traumatic event whenever it occurs. Additionally, 1 in every 3 women will experience a sexual assault in their…

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Telltale Addictive Behaviors

There are a number of telltale addictive behaviors you might exhibit when you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and don’t want others in your life to know. Whether you are concerned about your own substance abuse, or you want to know if a loved one is struggling with an addiction, behaviors can indicate that…